Erectile Dysfunction or impotence is a common sexual health issue and there is no need to be embarrassed about it. It is important to consult your GP or doctor when experiencing erectile dysfunction for a medical check up, because it can also be an early indicator of other health concerns. Your GP can in turn advice you about the various treatments available for erectile dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction can have various causes, which are either physical or psychological. It can also have a number of consequences, including a major impact on your emotional well-being. It is common for men to feel a loss of manhood, low self-esteem, loss of confidence, sad, depressed and angry when experiencing erectile difficulties. Additionally, it can greatly affect their relationship and sexual encounters. Therefore counselling and sex therapy is often suggested in order to address these issues
Definition of Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile Dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is the medical term for erection difficulties. Erectile Dysfunction is the inability to achieve and/or maintain an erection of sufficient quality for sexual activity or intercourse.
Prevalence of Erectile Dysfunction
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Erectile Dysfunction, or impotence, is probably more common than most men realize. It is estimated that around 100 million men in the world have some form of Erectile Dysfunction and it is affecting around 1 million men of all ages in Australia. In general it is said that 40% of men have difficulties at age 40, 50% at age 50, 60% at age 60 and 70% at age 70.
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